from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monk or mendicant friar belonging to the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded in 1155. Also called White Friar.
- n. A member of a community of nuns of this order, founded in 1452.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a Catholic religious order focusing on contemplative prayer and the Virgin Mary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the order of Carmelites.
- n. A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar.
- n. A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mendicant friar of the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
- n. [lowercase] A variety of pear.
- n. [lowercase] A woolen material similar to beige cloth.
- Belonging to the order of Carmelites.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers
- adj. of or relating to the Carmelite friars
Carmel + -ite (Wiktionary)